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Millions in farm subsidies flow freely
to DC residents who don´t actually farm

Fox News, by Susan Ferrechio

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Posted By:PageTurner, 1/18/2014 12:01:04 AM

Washington, D.C., doesn´t have many farms, or farmers. Yet thousands of residents in and around the nation´s capital receive millions of dollars every year in federal farm subsidies, including working-class residents in Southeast, wealthy lobbyists on K Street and well-connected lawmakers on Capitol Hill. In neighboring Chevy Chase, Md., one of the nation´s wealthiest communities, lawyers, lobbyists and at least one psychologist collected nearly $342,000 in taxpayer farm subsidies between 2008 and 2011, according to the watchdog group Open the Books. Taxpayer subsidies were also paid out to Gerald Cassidy, the founder of one of Washington´s most powerful lobbying firms, Cassidy &

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Your tax dollars at work. You pay for this pork. Oink! Oink! Oink! Oink!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: waynedavis, 1/18/2014 12:08:09 AM     (No. 9696467)

Unbelievable. Such a corrupt government. 90 million workers are unemployed, and most of the rest are struggling to keep their jobs and pay their bills and keep a roof over their heads and veterans are struggling to make ends meet after they gave such a sacrifice for this nation... and the elites could give a damn.

There are few things that make me angrier than something like this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jar, 1/18/2014 12:26:16 AM     (No. 9696482)

How do these people arrange the subsidies? What makes it legal? Is Michelle Obama also getting a subsidy because of her White House vegetable garden?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/18/2014 12:59:09 AM     (No. 9696499)

No shame.
Is this the Pigford payout for the elite ?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/18/2014 1:45:01 AM     (No. 9696513)

And folks---CONGRESS, both parties, could care less!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXspyder, 1/18/2014 2:22:28 AM     (No. 9696523)

All you need is a zip code to check out your neighborhood.

http://farm.ewg.org/addrsearch.php?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/18/2014 3:39:16 AM     (No. 9696533)

O for a thorough cleansing of DC and its hangers on.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/18/2014 5:08:51 AM     (No. 9696558)

No wonder demonrats don´t want to reform the farm subsidy program. They´re all getting rich off the taxpayer.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/18/2014 12:58:59 PM     (No. 9697091)

Just another Lib crony payoff scam...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/18/2014 1:12:01 PM     (No. 9697109)

My father owned a Texas ranch and a Texas farm. The only government assistance he ever applied for was from Texas Parks and Wildlife when they periodically offered babies to Texas farms and ranches. He refused to apply for drought aid, crop subsidies and all the other stuff that has been available from the feds for generations. His opinion was that he could get along without federal money and therefore shouldn´t take it. He may have been the only person in the nation who felt that way, at least if we can believe the stories of today.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/18/2014 1:12:36 PM     (No. 9697110)

That would be baby FISH, not literally babies.

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